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Poster: quigs Date: Jan 17, 2010 6:12pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

Ah, happy days. I remember going into Kresge's buying a NICHEL coke and a hotdog for the total price of 30 cents!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(late 1950's early 1960's)

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jan 17, 2010 6:53pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

Yep, I can remember seeing ZOTZ! in 1962 at a kiddie matinee for ten cents. Those were the days.

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Poster: quigs Date: Jan 17, 2010 8:14pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

Cosmico;
I can top that, I remember seeing on Saturday(get this)Pepsi day. Because the theater and most of the deep south town (in this case, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)would let any kid see: Coming attractions,two cartoons, a chapter serial, and two movies all for twenty or thirty bottle caps of Pepsi Cola.
This didn't happen every Saturday just once a month and Pepsi Cola was only a nickel then. So each kid consumed at
at least 1.35 of cola or bummed around trash or garbage cans to get his quota of bottle tops for that special Saturday.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jan 17, 2010 9:51pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

That's one thing I don't remember; collecting bottle tops! But I did collect empty soda bottles to turn in at 2 cents each to pay for penny candy and comic books, back when comics sold for 10 cents each. I was shocked when they jacked them up to 12 cents in 1962. You and I must be around the same age.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jan 18, 2010 2:22pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

I remember getting angry and boycotting the comic book industry when the cover price went up to astronomical figure of 20 cents. Who'd have thought it would make the youngest consumer advocate? And about the same time I remember my disappointment when I sent in my Crush bottle caps and waiting for a month only to get a letter from them saying they weren't taking them anymore. Nothing worse than being a disillusioned 10-year-old! Of course, things are different now, the cover price for a comic book being $3.99 and some bottle caps now offer a free music download.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jan 18, 2010 2:44pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

All of my comic books are gone now, but when I did have a collection it was quite huge, mostly from the late 50s to early or mid 60s. Then comics became "relevant" around 1966 or 67, and I lost all interest. All I have now are a few hardcover reprints of some early Marvel comics.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jan 18, 2010 8:08pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

Too bad you don't still have them. Most comics from that time are now pretty valuable. I've somehow managed to keep a lot of what I bought as a kid. They will be sold by my wife when I croak.

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Poster: John Quigley Date: Jan 19, 2010 8:59am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

My Parents remember when we changed from traditional denominations to decimalisation in 1971 here in jolly old England. They hated it because half a penny was now worth 0.208p, so they got less with their pocket money!

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Poster: quigs Date: Jan 18, 2010 11:02am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

I'm a little bit older.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Jan 18, 2010 11:00am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Lum, can I asked permission?

My mother remembers collecting bottles for cash. She also remembers (and this is something I doubt anyone here knows about, since most on here are American and she is Australian) when the Australian currency was completely changed from pounds to dollars in the mid-1960s, and how a dollar got less candy than a pound.